When you tour the Antietam Battlefield, you will encounter many tablets, markers, monuments, and cannon. Go to the Key to the Battlefield page to learn more about these items.

Close to 4800 Civil War soldiers are buried in the
National Cemetery. The cemetery remained open until 1953 when it was deemed full and closed to future burials.

There are 96 monuments located on the Antietam Battlefield. Many of the monuments honor Northern soldiers and recognize people, regiments, and states.

One of the most recognizable structures on the Antietam Battlefield is the Dunker Church. The initial fighting on the morning of the battle swirled around this small stone building.


War came to local residents' homes and fields as Union and Confederate forces clashed. Find out more about the people who lived here and how the battle affected their lives.


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